Temporal-spatial feature of gait after traumatic brain injury

Fumio Ochi, Alberto Esquenazi, Barbara Hirai, Mukul Talaty

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Abstract

The temporal-spatial characteristics of the gait of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were investigated and compared with those of normal gait and the gait of stroke survivors. A slower walking velocity is evident in the TBI population when compared with normal. The average walking speed of TBI survivors is faster than that of stroke patients and is mainly related to a longer step length. TBI survivors produce a gait pattern with a prolonged stance period for the unaffected limb, without prolonged stance period for the affected limb, and a shorter step length for the unaffected limb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-115
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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